God gave me FEED MY PEEPS on a mountain in Kenya Africa 2011. We had no idea that this special boy named James Koech would change our lives forever. God wanted Koech more. He passed away after returning to his family in Africa. We serve now in three states because Koech showed me hungry kids and little ones with no clothes in the remote areas of Kenya. God has no boundaries. We serve because of Koech and Matthew 25:35. Please read more about our testimony with Koech by clicking on “WHO WE ARE.”
I met a special person at a homeless camp in Northern Virginia not long ago that had made some poor decisions. This person worked really hard to stay focused and finally landed gainful employment. We have a great team that has offered this dear person a hand up and not a hand out. I moved this wonderful friend from a tent and a tarp to a secure roof with a real bathroom today. This friend loves the Lord and has a fresh start. Homelessness has no zip code. Homelessness doesn’t mean hopelessness. I’m so grateful to be part of the journey to plant seeds and watch God harvest exceedingly and abundantly. Keep on Serving, Jaxs
Hot off the Press – Jacki’s new book, One Peep At A Time. Readers will discover an inspirational testimony of how one person can impact the life of another – which ripples out to others. FEED MY PEEPS began in Kenya, Africa with a teenage boy named Koech. He impacted the author’s life, which stirred her heart to serve those in need. Koech passed away at a young age but the difference he made in this world is immeasurable through a little charitable organization called FEED MY PEEPS. One bag of beans, one bag of rice or even one pan of pasta can serve a village or community just “One Peep at a Time.”
“I pray this story will inspire others to step out of their comfort zone to serve those less fortunate,” states the author. “One act of kindness can create a ripple effect which can impact a community. Compassion is contagious and does not have a price tag.”
Jacki Lynne Dirksmeyer is the director of FEED MY PEEPS, which originated in St. Louis, Missouri. She has a seasoned background in hospitality, culinary and ministry. Jacki was awarded the Local Food Hero Award from Gardens to Tables at St. Louis University in 2013. FEED MY PEEPS has also expanded to the Northern Virginia and Washington, DC areas. Jacki has sown culinary seeds and the harvest is abundant as the network of chefs and market places generously support the movement of FEED MY PEEPS.
Thank you to our friends at Gordon Food Service in Ballwin and also in Maplewood. They bless FEED MY PEEPS with great food so we can serve those in need. We have dedicated volunteers that pick up from Gordon Food Service. We ensure that nothing goes to waste. FEED MY PEEPS is able to serve foster families, soup kitchens, homeless guests and families with limited resources because Gordon Food Service believes in giving back to our community.
FEED MY PEEPS had the pleasure of sharing fresh flowers and fruit with the residents at Calhoun Care Center in Hardin, Illinois. Grandma Garnell was sleeping through our visit but we left a beautiful orchid in her room for a surprise. Thank you to Trader Joe’s Brentwood Promenade for sharing with our peeps all the way to Calhoun County!
Trader Joe’s Brentwood Promenade Gives Back this holiday season. We’re able to bless several small organizations with fresh and organic food because our friends at Trader Joe’s care. We even share floral bouquets with local retirement and nursing homes. Thank you for sharing so we can collectively serve those in need.
Thank you dearly and sincerely to the Law Firm of Reinker, Hamilton & Piper, L.L.C. We’re able to bless Butterfly Haven Foster Kids, The Gutter Ministry and Higher Heights Ministry because you care. We greatly appreciate your gifts as we serve those in need. Happy Holidays from our home to yours. Erin & Laura are ANGELS!
THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS……
This is Pastor Rebekka Smith’s eleven year old grandson Ray’Mon. About a month ago, she was helping him study for a spelling test and one of the words was encyclopedia. Ray’Mon was having a hard time trying to spell the word. He finally asked what is an encyclopedia? Pastor told him that it was a reference book for all kinds of words. He replied where can you buy me one? Pastor explained that it was not one book but a set of very expensive books. Ray’Mon insisted that he still wanted them.
A few weeks later Pastor received a call to come get treasures from FEED MY PEEPS. Well among the items were a set of encyclopedias gifted from the law firm of Reinker, Hamilton and Piper, L.L.C. Jacki said she didn’t know what she was going to do with the set. Pastor shared her grandson’s wish and the rest is history. The books will get a lot of use.